Does your Instagram feed need a little oomph? Before January is over, let us get you set up with daily street photography inspiration for the rest of 2017. We’ve handpicked 10 of the best street photographers you should be following this year. You won’t regret us introducing you to this supremely talented bunch.
Our Top Picks For The Best Street Photographers In 2017
1. Thomas Leuthard
About Thomas: Thomas is a street photographer from Switzerland. He gets really close to his subjects. I first got into his work after reading his eBook Going Candid: An Unorthodox Approach to Street Photography. I was hooked by his writing style and incredible photos. He’s a true artist with a distinct visual style, perfect for kick-starting this list.
2. JT in Seoul
About Josh: JT in Seoul is the photography alias of Josh White, a Canadian photographer living in South Korea. His pictures are close to my heart because I also lived in Korea for a number of years. That being said, you don’t need to know anything about South Korea to get big kicks out of his mesmerizing street images. As well as his Instagram, his beautiful WordPress blog is well worth following.
3. Burn Magazine and David Alan Harvey
About Burn: David Alan Harvey is a legendary American photographer. He’s a member of Magnum photo agency and has photographed extensively for National Geographic. Following him is a chance to see his stunning street and travel photography, as well as pictures from his many workshops with young and emerging photographers.
David also curates burn magazine. Described as an evolving journal for emerging photographers, burn showcases some truly memorable images. It’s not all street scenes, but you’ll easily find something to love.
4. Vineet Vohra
About Vineet: Let’s continue with the color vibe. Where better in the world for color street photography than India? Vineet Vohra is fast-becoming one of my favorite photographers on the planet. His images are beautiful, at times bizarre, and often deeply moving. Also worth checking out is APF Magazine, which Vineet runs with his street photographer brother, Rohit Vohra.
5. Rui Palha
About Rui: Rui Palha is a street photographer hailing from Portugal’s capital city Lisbon. Like Henri Cartier-Bresson, I’d call him a master of the decisive moment. But, it’s not just well-captured fleeting moments featuring humans (and dogs) that Rui does so well. You should also follow him for exquisite silhouettes, geometric patterns, and a palpable appreciation for architecture.
6. GMB Akash
About GMB Akash: If GMB Akash’s photographs are anything to go by, Bangladesh is also a paradise for color photography. A street and documentary photographer from Dhaka, GMB Akash has received more than 80 international awards. The images below give a taste of how following him will enliven your Instagram feeds.
7. Street Hunters
About Street Hunters: The Street Hunter collective is made up of Spyros Papaspyropoulos, Andrew Sweigart, and Digby Fullam. Each member’s street photography alone is reason enough to follow, but the website’s magazine format is also packed full of tutorials, reviews, and a great deal more. There’s plenty to keep you checking in every single day.
8. Jon Luvelli
About Jon Luvelli: Jon Luvelli has been described as a Fine Art Documentarian, whose artwork references emotions as well as conveys social messages. His calculated photographic style is easily distinguished by the romantically raw subject matter and macabre atmosphere in his pieces. I like the use of macabre atmosphere to describe the work of this award winning photographer, journalist, and artist from Missouri, USA. His images are undeniably dark and brilliant. The man is a thrill to follow.
About Yanidel: Follow Yanidel and see Paris burst to life in glorious color before your eyes. A few years ago, he quit his job and left on an 80 week trip around the world. Through blogging about these travels and writing articles dedicated to street photography, he increased his exposure and began to sell images. For my money, he’s one of the most exciting and unique street photographers out there.
10. Linda Wisdom
About Linda: Linda Wisdom is a London street photographer and social documentary artist. Her monochrome images capture candid moments of urban city and street life. I think she’s the most exciting street photographer to emerge from the London scene in a while. Other than shooting street photos, Linda spends her time traveling, teaching new up and coming photographers through her workshops, and getting her photographs into homes as wall decor by selling prints. Check out her excellent work below and be sure to follow her.
So there you go. That’s more than enough inspiration to enliven your feeds in the year ahead. After soaking up some of these photographers’ creative genius, why not channel it into your own street photography posts over on the PhotoBlog platform? If you’re in need of a few written pointers, then check out this post and this one we featured late last year. Happy shooting!
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